You heard it here first: Kit Harington is doing stuff!
Not only is the hirsute heartthrob gearing up for the upcoming season of
(Season Five! Three months away! Insert snazzy and age-appropriate “Get Hype”-ish exclamation!)… he’s making the interview rounds for his film
But of course the only thing anyone ever wants to talk about is
(I mean, I’m not saying that specifically because this is a
fan site. Which, you know, should probably be taken into consideration. But look, GoT has infiltrated the pop culture psyche like no HBO show ever has before it. Tony Soprano can go Hodor himself, for all the world cares.)
So yeah, we have it right here–your latest Kit Harington news! Like hey! Look! Here’s the fact that he was on set more than any other GoT actor this season (thanks,
!), or the fact that he kinda wants to play Batman (thanks,
(Could you see Kit whipping out the shark repellent? Am I dating you guys with that reference? HERE. You’re welcome.)
(If Kit’s a goofier Batman, who gets to play Joker? This is a serious question. And don’t give me Jared Leto.)
But all this stuff actually brings me to a more salient topic, in my mind.
Some people (and by some people I mean Kit) have said that Kit’s getting a
tired of always answering GoT questions, or responding to GoT-themed wisecracks. Yeah, that can be a thing. Hell, walking down the streets of London Towne could be brutal.
“Hey, Kit, YOU KNOW NOTHING! Ha ha!” “Hey, Kit, you’re a BASTARD! Bazinga!” “Hey, Kit, get a haircut, even though you can’t, contractually, and get a REAL job!” “Hey, Christopher, get a REAL name!”
Now I’m not here to play amateur psychologist (though I will), but for someone who came up in the acting world heralded for his skills (see:
) rather than his looks (see: everything after), people going on and on about
could be a little twitch-inducing. So he gets a little irked from time to time. I get it.
Some people don’t. Some people react almost violently when a beloved actor in a beloved show says that, no, everything is not always peaches and cream in my Successful Acting Life. Kit seems to warily walk the thin line between “I want to be taken seriously” and “I don’t want to come off as pretentious.” And that can be hard. But a lot of people, with their barely-scraping-by lives or their ho-hum nine-to-fivers… they don’t wanna hear it. They take umbrage that anyone who was dealt as sweet a hand as most of these actors might not be giddy with glee 24/7.
(Insider tip: Success does not make one happy, or if it does, it’s temporary at best. Really, 99% of The People are usually swinging on a pendulum somewhere between happy and not, and their vocations have very little to do with it. The end.)
Others feel what has been described to me as a “quick stab of panic” whenever they get to see the cracks or frayed edges appear in an otherwise harmonious cast of a beloved series. It’s basically why people always ask the
“How do you get along with Fellow Actor X”
question; it’s generally not, as some contend, a quest for dirt, but rather a subliminal plea for continued harmony. If there’s no infighting, (limited) logic says that the Show Will Go On. People look for assurance in many different ways; this is one of them.
And yeah, it’s always good to know the cast of your favorite show gets on well. Could you imagine the fandom implosion if Sophie and Maisie started sniping each other on Twitter? Lord have mercy…
And Kit? He’s fine. Personally, I freaking love the guy. Not just because he was, to me, one of the most quietly engaging actors I’ve ever spoken to prior to an interview (though that helps), but because of how well he inhabits the furry black boots of one of ASoIaF’s most iconic characters. And say what you want about a misstep or two (
, and crushed my poor Axey heart with his hinterland burial of Ygritte in episode 10. That was it, he gave me all I needed to see. Dude will get free beer at my house for the rest of his life, if he wants it.
, you needed your weekly Kit Harington news. Duh. But I’m actually curious, gentle readers and Gatewatch loyalists…
“X actor is not always happy with Y”
topic? Is this something that means something to you? Or is it all just added to the pile of dreck that fills up your counterculture-inundated minds, distracting you from actual important events… like the IMAX presentation of season 4’s last two episodes on the 30th of this month (I’ll be there with bells on), or even greater, world-affecting events, such as TWoW’s noncommittal but eventual release?
Fill up the comments with your opinions on this, that, or Rygar’s Penis jokes, I don’t care which. But either way, be heard!
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Maybe showing his FPM on the show would cheer Kit up. He already said its not fair only girls get naked on the show.
Well if ANY show should push the envelope and go FPM, it should be HBO. Seriously. Break a law or two, people!
So Jon smokes? I always knew he was part dragon! Theory confirmed!
I like your use of Hinterland and Dreck. Is this German 101? I didn’t know that the english language had so many german loan words…
he owned last season’s episode 9, Watchers on the Wall
Kickass performance as far as I’m concerned! I can’t wait to see it on the big screen come Fri, Jan 30th!
I don’t think I’ve heard any actors/actresses to be pleased of being linked to one performance only or delighted to be typecast. Kit is reacting perfectly normal. That being said, that gladiator role in Pompeii was something bad. Movie was something bad too. Watched half of it, if that much. Obviously a misstep but he’s young. No biggie.
Dan Stevens decided to leave Downton Abbey when he returned for season 3 – he felt trapped by the role and by fame. And I don’t forgive him for leaving. I don’t forgive Robert Jordan for dying while writing WoT. People who entertain me are not allowed to want to stop.
Seriously, who doesn’t sympathize with the guy? But unless he’s an ass on set, and makes life difficult for the cast and crew, he can brood all he wants about typecasting, it’s the least he can do with his worry. And take up smoking I guess…
I REALLY liked him when he turned to Sam and said that line about his bad plan. It wasn’t a fab line. He just put some nice humanity in it.
We HAVE to love Jon, he’s the song of ice and fire. thank gawd and Nina Gold and Kit and D&D I think it’s going to work…
What do you mean in that last, spoiler marked bit?
Would be even better if it simply said “Kit Harrington is doing stuff!”
i’m actually not sure but a part of me thinks F stands for flaccid
i’m actually not sure but a part of me thinks F stands for flaccid
Spartacus already had enough male nudity for my lifetime
Renly’s Peach is a peach. Always been one, really…
Sorry, I tried to reply, but the stupid video I linked to showed up with the spoiler right in the screencap – I think the mods wisely deleted the post. Or I successfully did, not sure.
Anyhoo, try the Alt shift X channel and the video from 6 months ago explains my spoiler comment around the 4:40 mark. No going back if you don’t want to be spoiled like a rotten watermelon!
O.M.G. thanks for the looping weiner song, this will save me refreshing it
But seriously. Overall I am pleased they got Kit to inhabit Jon Snow- he does a great job most of the time (some of this is material dependent). He’s shown he can fight well also and has some performing depth. I think it’s fair to allow actors to be human, etc. I’m sure this is a lot for them to handle (especially for the younger ones in the cast!). Personally he’s not my dream man (obvi, Nikolaj for the win) so I don’t think that colors my opinion too badly as a straight woman. It’s nice he was not well known before GoT.
I am curious how his storyline will go (remains to be seen with TWoW and further seasons) but he may have some serious acting material to contend with so I reserve final judgement until this whole thing is through!
Stands for fat pink mast. A slightly racist euphemism if you ask me.
I am NOT interested in the dreck! Kit seems like a guy with his feet firmly planted on the ground. What, were there some rumours he doesn’t get along with someone in the cast? Well, who cares? I don’t get along with everyone at work either, but as a professional I can keep my work life and real life separate as I am sure Kit and his fellow cast members can. But wouldn’t it add a bit more flavour to the onscreen tension to have some of those genuine feelings bubble over on set? As long as the guy/girl he doesn’t get along with is an adversary. Ooohh, I am thinking Melisandre! Sparks should fly between these two in the best way possible. (Of course I don’t know anything. It’s only my wishful thinking that there will be a lot of friction between these two in the upcoming season.)
Wich cast member has a problem with Kit???
To me he looks like very easy to get along with…
I doubt it’s the fans, it’s the media that’s probably pissing him off. You can trace his change in dealing with the media back to the time they said he’s dating Rose Leslie, no it’s Emilia Clarke, no it’s Rose Leslie and Emilia Clarke feuding over him. All of which more than one media outlet has reported over the last 6-8 months. Which is about the time he started to change the way he deals with them, and is now more formal in his answers to them . But I don’t blame him at all. The media can be tough when you’re famous. Some handle it better than others. There is no magic wand on how to handle the invasion of privacy that comes with fame.
He’s a good guy though. More than one fan out there has reported that. He’s nice, friendly, and accommodating with the fans. And that’s cool. And he’s also extremely underrated as an actor.
And I’ve never heard a single person say anything bad about Kit at all. For crying out loud James Cosmo is on record as saying he’d like to adopt Kit into his family. Owen Teale just said last month that Kit is one of the most accommodating “star” actors he’s ever worked with which astonishes him since he’s so young and new to the business and could be excused for having a big head. And yet doesn’t. So I don’t know where any of that nonsense about problems with people on the cast come from.
Axechucker for all the Hollywood buzz buzz things!!! And…
I’m sorry, did someone say something about Jon Snow D? Because I need it.
I hope Jon and Melisandre make shadow babies at some point. Give Kit the opportunity to show some peen and me the opportunity to drool over Carice’s perfect everything.
Jon has always been one of my least favourite characters. But I got to hand it to Kit, for giving us a great performance these last two seasons.
To me he looks like very easy to get along with…
I don’t think he has any problems with fellow cast members. I think Axechucker was just using that as an example of what fans don’t like to hear. He
implied he is not always thrilled with how many GoT questions he gets. Personally as long as I don’t get the feeling he wants to quit (like Dan Stevens) I’m not bothered at all. But if he did quit a re-casting of a role that big would probably ruin it for me.
I hope Jon and Melisandre make shadow babies at some point.
Interesting thought, indeed. I’ve always wondered what exactly enabled Stannis & Mel to create those shadowbabies (since Mel was not a PoV during ACoK)…Was it Mel’s desire that Stannis was Azor Ahai combined with Stannis’s own royal swimmers? Was it a rare R’hllor spell that tapped and materialized Stannis’s immense desire to be the
In any case, if Jon is truly Azor Ahai (more than just a desire to be), just imagine what kind of shadowbaby he and Mel could create….! (as well as exploit the naughty bits)
Sigh. When will the kids learn that you don’t need to smoke to look cool or be considered a serious actor.
In short, he’s getting a big head and smells like an ashtray.
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